Winter is on its way!

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It has been quite a while since my last blog update. Sorry guys, it has been quite manic here for the last few weeks and as the sky turns greyer and darker, I switch on my hibernation mode to stay indoors, knitting and sewing. As the weather was quite mild and dry yesterday morning (with […]

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It is time to think ‘freezing’

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The last few nights have been quite chilly. The temperature dipped down to a single figure. In fact, it was so cold that I didn’t want to leave the bed this morning… With the cold weather quickly approaching, I have been busy tending to the Patch, as well as getting some young seedlings into their final position […]

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A day at Daylesford Cookery School


Those of you who are following me on Facebook or Twitter might have seen some pictures of Andrew and me attending a cooking day at Daylesford near Kingham in Gloucestershire last Saturday.  We had a lot of fun and I learnt a lot of new skills from the chef, James.  I am surprised how few people know of Daylesford. I love Daylesford, […]

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Rubbish no longer rubbish!

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If you are one of our regular readers, I am sure you know I am an eco-friendly and sustainability conscious geek!  When I call myself an eco-friendly geek, I don’t mean recycling plastic bottles and aluminium cans only.  I am talking about recycling food and kitchen waste…and yes(!), some one has to do the dirty […]

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Be an Urban Gardener

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We have had a couple of weeks of gorgeous weather and I have been busy getting my vegetable patch filled up with seedlings.  Fortunately (or unfortunately to some), the weather is a little too wet to work outside this morning, so I decided to write about planting vegetables instead of getting wet.  When I saw […]

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Gardener Hands

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To me, the start of British Summer Time signifies Spring has arrived and Summer is not far away!  There’s a lot going on in both flower and vegetable gardens and I am sure all the fellow gardeners out there are busy sowing or carrying out last minute tidying up.  Although  the ground starts to warm […]

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